Boxing Week Sale: 25% OFF on ALL of my Products

posted on: Wednesday, 26 December 2012

My Christmas gift to you: 25% OFF on ALL of my etsy shop products from today till January 2nd!!! Just enter the coupon code BOX2012W while checking out from etsy!

Happy Holidays to All (with a coupon code)!

posted on: Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Enjoy the day with your family and friends and remember that tomorrow till January 2nd, to celebrate Boxing Week, I will be offering to all of my customers 25% OFF on all of my etsy shop products! Visit my shop, choose the products you prefer and enter the coupon code BOX2012W during checkout to receive the discount! Happy holidays!

Party Wear

posted on: Friday, 21 December 2012

Party Wear

1. Red Silk-faille Skirt, 2. Peep-Toe Sling-Back Mules, 3. Fringed Leather-Look Black Dress,
4. Rhinestone Triple Loop Earrings, 5. Skinny Metal Belt, 6. Satin Maxi Blue Dress

Effortless glamour with a few special pieces for all those Christmas / New Year's parties and events!

Home Decor Envy: The Entryway

Source: Elle Decor

Designed by this blog's favorite interior designer - Kelly Wearstler - this entryway makes a bold impression to visitors with its black walls, striped floor and ceiling, brass stair railing and with its gorgeous light fixture! 

New Print Out: Lets Move to Florida!

posted on: Thursday, 20 December 2012

Want sunshine all year round? Then Let's Move to Florida! This A4 matte archival print will be a great gift for those of you who dream of living close to the beach and - of course - for the adventurous world travellers! The text and image are printed on high quality Epson matte archival paper using Epson inks that will last a lifetime! You can find on my etsy shop from today!

Home Decor Envy: The Living Room

Who would have thought that a space where a somehow-shapeless yellow sofa, an animal print rug and a stuffed toy coexist can look so elegant and chic?

Who Said You Need an Actual Christmas Tree for Christmas?

posted on: Wednesday, 19 December 2012

There are plenty of alternatives! 
Photos through Pinterest.

What to Wear while Running Errands

posted on: Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Click to purchase:
Sunglasses,Texture Leather Handbag, Suede Loafers, Chambray Shirt, Jogger Pants

A stylish yet comfortable outfit for those hectic days of running errands!

Home Decor Envy: The Home Office

Have I mentioned that I love black floors? And white walls? And high ceilings? And neon works of art? Yes, this room is definately making it into my top 10 rooms of the year list! And the one to thank for this modern-minimal decor is Helenio Barbetta.

Sequins for the Holidays!

posted on: Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Sequins for the Holidays!

1. Drawstring Pants, 2. Scarf, 3. Washed-silk Shirt, 4. Silver Boots, 5. Sequin Tee, 6. Sequin Pouch,
7. Skull embellished suede loafers

I know you plan to look your best for those late-night parties, but the holiday season calls for a touch of glamour to your daywear as well!

Let's Have Coffee...

Source: Freshhome

.... at Lolita Coffeehouse in Ljubljana, Slovenia! A beautiful cafe with exposed brick walls, huge windows, muted pink and black modern elements and great desserts creates a unique atmosphere for your daily coffee breaks!

Christmas Decor Inspiration

Source: House to Home

Just gather a lot of candles, place them in the middle of the dining table, hang a few christmas balls above them and you have a gorgeous decor for your Christmas family lunch or dinner without breaking your budget!

My New Sony Vaio Laptop

posted on: Saturday, 8 December 2012

After six years, my first Sony Vaio laptop said its final goodbye....We had a great time together but everyone said it was time to move on... to a new 15.5'' Sony Vaio, with a more powerful Core i5 processor and 640 GB HDD. I followed their advice, and even though it still feels a bit weird to have such a fast laptop (!), I'm sure I'll love it as much as the first one... 

Preview: New Prints Coming Soon!

posted on: Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Four new typography prints will be soon available on my etsy shop: the "Music is what Feelings Sound Like" in two versions - black and white background - the "Let's Move to Venice" print will be added to my "Lets Move to" series and last but not least the "This is an Intellectual Salon" typography print for the most sophisticated of you! All images are printed on high quality archival matte paper and they will be available in two sizes: A4 size ($20) and A3 size ($40). Hope you'll like them!

Currently Coveting...

posted on: Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Selections from

1. Birger Silk Top, 2. Marni Clip-on Earrings, 3. Balenciaga iphone case, 4. Ferragamo Suede Ballerinas
5. Leather Slipper Style Loafers, 6. Victoria Beckham Sunglasses

...six pieces that will add a touch of spring and style to your winter wardrobe, all by the amazing online boutique mytheresa. com!

Christmas Cupcakes by Martha Stewart

Let me get this straight. I don't cook. I don't bake. I'm terrible in the kitchen. BUT, when it comes to decorating cupcakes, then yes, that I'll do! Here is my next decoratinf project: lovely christmas tree cupcakes seen on Martha Stewart's show!

Cyber Monday Sale: 20% OFF Today Only

posted on: Monday, 26 November 2012

Just a few hours left to take advantage of my Cyber Monday sales event! Visit my etsy shop, purchase any item you want and enter the coupon code "BF2012CM" to receive 20% OFF till the end of the day! Don't miss out!!!

Home Decor Envy: A Greenwich Village Townhouse

Leroy Street Studio architects and decorator Christine Markatos Lowe adapt a 19th-century New York City home for a young family. The design team managed to spruce up the old house for contemporary living without losing sight of its history or compromising its character. More photos here!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE!

posted on: Friday, 23 November 2012

Ahhh, it's that wonderful time of the year again, the weekend of discounts and offers! My etsy shop, Sacred & Profane Designs celebrates Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a special coupon code that offers you 20% OFF for three whole days, from Friday, the 23rd till Monday the 26th, on all of my shop's items! Just enter the code "BF2012CM" during etsy's checkout and get the items you love in a lower price! And don't forget to spread the word to friends and relatives or to anyone who just loves unique typography prints and posters!

Home Decor Envy: Restrained Glamour

posted on: Friday, 16 November 2012

Source: Elle Decor Magazine 

A couple that moved back to New York after their children left for college worked with William Sofield for two years on renovating a 1920s three-level maisonette with views on the East River. But it turned out that renovating this "palatial" space was quite a challenge that kept the well-known architect and designer awake at nights puzzling over the apartment's configuration: "Over the decades, it had been divided into smaller units, then reconsolidated. When the couple purchased it, the layout of the spaces offered a lot of drama, but not much delight. “It had been opened up almost in a loftlike manner, which actually made it enormously difficult to use,” says Sofield. “There were extreme changes of scale. The large rooms felt desolate, and the small rooms oppressive. But for Sofield - who is known for his ability to reinterpret modernism - every problem has a solution. He found that the best decision was to erect back the walls which made the space feel much larger. As for the house's decor, antiques and items from famous designers were picked mainly from Paris, giving a sense of restricted glamour to every room. More photos here

Yep! I'm in a Gift Guide!

posted on: Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Well...not me of course...just one of my prints and one of my pillow covers! It is this year's first gift guide that two of my products are making it into, and I'm glad to say that it is on etsy's blog! Lauren and Courtney of the website Kelly+Olive have posted their "fun and affordable decor picks" - all under $100 - on etsy today and my "Supercalifragilisticexpialiocious" typography print and "Colourful Illusion" pillow cover are among them! Many, many thanks Lauren and Courtney! You've made my week! 

PS: Visit their blog for many more wonderful decorating ideas and learn more about their innovative virtual and local decorating services!  

How to Get in a Christmas Mood

posted on: Thursday, 8 November 2012

a) Change your wallpaper into something more festive. Ok, VERY festive...

b) Buy and wear a silly christmas sweater (Topshop - $100). You'll grab everyone's attention.
That's a promise.

c) Drink your morning coffee in these mugs. And add some ginger.  

Print Preview: Lets Fall in Love in Paris Archival Matte Print

posted on: Tuesday, 6 November 2012

It's the perfect place to fall in love; Paris has a reputation for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. And my latest art typography print "Let's Fall in Love in Paris" is all about falling in love in the city of lights! It will be available later today on my etsy shop and it will be a great gift for your loved one!

Gwyneth Paltrow's Black Cut-out Dress

posted on: Friday, 2 November 2012

Do it like Gwyneth: The Black Cut-out Dress

Gwyneth Paltrow stole the show with her black cut-out Michael Kors dress at the Golden Heart Gala in NYC a few days ago. And even though the price tag of her outfit might be of a few hundred dollars, you can still copy her look with this similar sexy, black Zara dress for just $129 and with this white BCBG pair !

Black and Blue Interiors

posted on: Thursday, 1 November 2012

Photos found through Pinterest

My mum and I must be two of the very few people who like the blue and black color combination. If you take a closer look to these two rooms, you'll understand why. The photos prove that black and blue can be put together without giving a gothic look to a space. On the contrary, these two colors give an elegant and grown-up feeling that you'd be proud to show off to your guests!

FREEBIE: A Typography Print for Halloween

posted on: Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween everyone! For the creepiest day of the year, I offer you a FREE typography "Trick or Treat" printable print! Having a Halloween party? Need a Halloween-themed decor? Print out this image on any paper size and quality you want and hang it on your door/wall! You can even print it on cards for your friends and relatives! And for the rest of the days of the year, you can visit my etsy shop to find plenty of typography prints for any occassion!

Halloween Centerpieces by Martha Stewart

Planning a Halloween party / dinner tonight? Check out Martha Stewart's suggestions for your table's centerpieces, and I ensure you that your party will be a scream! This spider bouquet is my personal favorite!

Selections in Blue and Black

posted on: Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Blue and Black

1. Topshop Blazer, 2.Madrid Tumbler , 3. Flat Ballet Shoes, 4. Sleeveless Dress, 5. Fedora Hat,
6. High Heeled Shoes, 7. Zipped Ankle Skinny Jeans

Blue and black is an unusual color combination, but it's definately an unexpected and elegant choice for your workwear and even for your home accessories!

New London Photo Prints Out Now

London Underground Sign Photo Print - $10
Cappuccino Coffee & Cookies Photo Print - $10
I took quite a few photos during my latest trip to London, which I will be gradually putting up on my etsy shop for sale. Here are this week's addittions: the London Underground Sign print and the Coffee and Cookies print. The first one was taken while my sister and I were walking - actually running - to catch the tube to Harrods to meet some friends, and the other one while we were having a coffee break (and a double chocolate cookies break) at my favorite Ben's Cookies at Carnaby Street. Yep...those were the days.....

Home Decor Envy: The Eclectic Living Room

posted on: Monday, 29 October 2012

Source: MR Architecture + Decor

Isn't this breathtaking? Beautiful shades of white, touches of gold and minimal lines create a serene atmosphere with perfect geometry...

Now You Know Why I Haven't Been Blogging for the Past Few Weeks

posted on: Wednesday, 17 October 2012

....'cause I was working on my first ebook!!!!!! Yes it is very exciting to announce that my collection of macabre poems is finally out on Amazon ! This compilation of seven dark tales of outcast children makes a great reading for Halloween and for those who love short horror stories (with a humorous twist)! Lavinia the little vampire, Barbie the Fat Girl and Medusa have creepy stories of despair and terror for you! Check out the preview and if you like it, purchase it - and then drop me an email or write a review! I'd love to know what you think!

Selections from the Curiosity Shoppe for Target

posted on: Monday, 1 October 2012

Selections from the Curiosity Shoppe for Target

1. Salad Servers, 2. Salad Plates (set of four), 3. Chalkboard, 4. Novelty Mugs (set of four)
5. Oven Mitt and Pot Holder

Following my previous post on the Curiosity Shoppe's line for Target, here are my (five) selections. Yes, I know there's a place for all of the line's products in my home, but my wallet strongly disagrees. That's why I'm limiting myself to five fab items which cost less than $100. Not bad, don't you think?

The Curiosity Shoppe

The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco's Mission District is the ultimate destination of those looking for quirky, clever, unusual and nostalgic objects! Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom, the owners of the store, left their crazy lives in New York City and moved to San Francisco to open up a place where they could sell the beautiful things they admired. They called the place "The Curiosity Shoppe" and filled it with rare art books, wonderful vintage finds, carefully hand-crafted jewelry and unique works of art! The artistic community of San Fransisco loved it and soon the Shoppe became famous! Today it is a must-go, must-see place that offers such a great customer service and selection of unique products, that the executives of wanted some for themselves! So they invited Lauren and Derek to create an exclusive, limited edition line of housewares, stationary, toys and gift items for Target's pop-up "The Shops at Target" series which opened up a few weeks ago! The 60 pieces collection is inspired by two of Lauren and Derek's greatest loves, road trips and all things whimsical, and it has definately stolen my heart! A post of my top 5 pieces will follow! Stay tuned!

Splurge vs. Steal: The Bow Ballet Flat

posted on: Saturday, 29 September 2012

Ultra feminine yet comfortable and edgy, the black ballet bow flats can be yours no matter what you budget for the new season is! 

Home Decor Idea: The Black Monochrome Paintings

posted on: Friday, 28 September 2012

Ok, so you might not be able to afford a huge art installation like Allan McCollum's 384 Plaster Surrogates cluster of black monochrome paintings which Reed Krakoff proudly shows off on his living room's wall. But you can still create a similar, budget-friendly art installation by purchasing pieces of black, high-quality paper and cheap frames of various sizes and colours, like Ikea's Ribba frames. All you'll need to do is put the paper in the frame, take a hammer and start creating your own piece of art!

New Print Out: I Want to Ride my Bicycle

posted on: Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Love riding your bicycle and you want everyone to know? Hang this A4 archival matte "I Want to Ride my Bicyle" art print on the walls of your house or office and declare your love for cycling! The text and image are printed on high quality Epson matte archival paper using Epson inks that will last a lifetime! Available now on my etsy shop!

What to Wear to Work

posted on: Tuesday, 11 September 2012

What to Wear to Work

1. Jacket, 2. Tank Top, 3. Pyramid Earrings, 4. Cuff Bracelet, 5. Pants, 6. Shoes, 7. Tote Bag

Autumn hues and summer shapes and cuts (see the tank-top and the pants) are a smart choice for your office outfits for this period; just add the jacket if you feel cold and remove it if you feel warm.

Ivanka Trump's East Side Apartment

Ivanka Trump's Manhattan apartment is nothing like I thought it would be. Instead of huge spaces and ostentatious decor style, Ivanka has gone for a modern-with-a-retro-twist style and for vivid colours and her husband had a lot to do with it. “Being traditional and feminine, I wanted luxury and glamour,” Trump says, “while Jared gravitates toward the modern, which can be austere.” Ultimately, the woman who grew up in the famous marble palaces of her parents, Donald and Ivana Trump, agreed that sleeker is better. And with the help of their decorator, Kelly Behun, the couple created a "modern warm" where "kids can live happily" and Ivanka's husband can "put his feet on the table or lie on the sofa watching TV and not be worried. Nothing should be so precious that you can’t use it.” You can see the rest of the house by visiting Elle Decor's website!

Selections from Max & Chloe

posted on: Monday, 10 September 2012

Selections from Max & Chloe

Clockwide from top left:
1. Python Pyramid Cuff, 2. Blue and Gold Spiked Necklace, 3. Teardrop Hoop Earrings, 4. Stud Ring,
5. Pod Earrings, 6. Gold Studded Cuff Bracelet

Have I mentioned that Max and Chloe is my favorite online store for jewelry? As a bracelet and earrings freak (the bigger the better - and I mean it!) I find that compared to other stores, Max and Chloe does deliver what it promises: it brings us the best designers in fashion and fine jewelry and offers their best creations in very friendly prices! Here is my current wish list which will keep growing till Christmas! What do you think?

Print Preview: Lets Move to New York

Let's Move to New York by Sacred & Profane Designs ($20)

After the "Let's Move to Paris" and the "Let's Move to London" art prints, I now present to you the latest addition / destination to the 'Let's Move to' series: New York! The A4 art print will be available on my etsy shop tomorrow and I'm sure that it will be the ideal gift for those who dream of living in an exciting and fast -paced city like New York!